Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: If my mother refused care then called the cops for me leaving what would happen

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Justin B. Benedict's answer
I apologize but there does not seem to be enough information to answer your question. What did your mother refuse care for? Refused your care? Did you cause harm to her or was it an act of nature? Also, if you are asking about possible criminal ramifications, you should repost with more detail in the Criminal law section.
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Q: In Ohio can you be charged with domestic violence on a girlfriends father.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Justin B. Benedict's answer
The Ohio Revised Code defines who is a "family or household member." This limited group of people must also generally reside or formerly reside with the defendant. A girlfriend's father could qualify in some specific circumstances. You should contact an attorney in your area to review your case and they should be able to determine a more specific answer to your question.
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Q: My husband passed away in Jan., 2018 and we have a home in Aurora, Oh that I would like to sell.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
You must open a probate case in the county where he was living. The court will then authorize the transfer of the home as part of the probate process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney to assist you.
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Q: The ex of a friend refuses to supply his new address., but the ex knows my friends address. Can he reuse to supply it?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
If the court order specified a location to make the transfer, that is what they must do, and they must comply with the parenting time as ordered by the court. If no location is specified by the court or in the parenting agreement, and they cannot agree, then one of them should return to court and ask for the court to decide. But their parenting agreement might require mediation before doing that. As long as he remains on a public street, the police are not going to do anything.
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Q: Is my employer legally allowed to force me to disclose details about my sealed record?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You are not legally required to disclose any information pertaining to your sealed record. The dismissal depends on the law from another state. But, the rub for you, since they found it, is that they don't have to hire you. So, you can refuse to explain and they can simply take the job somewhere else.
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Q: Can i get rid of a room mate at the end of the lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
At the end of the lease, the landlord can sign a new lease with whomever he or she chooses. I suspect the landlord won't be interested in having your bf on the lease anymore and will simply sign with you, if that's what you request and the landlord is aware he isn't working.
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Q: What qualifies for auto dealer fraud?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It sounds like you have a pretty good issue for a consumer protection lawsuit against the dealership.
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Q: My friend got early release from prison for a conviction. While he was out he plead guilty to two other burglaries.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
He can, but he probably won't. He really needs to work with a lawyer on this.
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Q: If someone is being charged with a f4 disrupting services and a f5 dv but the victim wasnt pregnant just thought she was

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It could wind up being dismissed, or the defendant could be found guilty. The F5 DV can be predicated on pregnancy but also on multiple DVs or seriousness of injury, and the disrupting charge doesn't require the offender to take the phone off the property at all. These are serious charges. The defendant should be working with a lawyer.
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Q: Is there any single law against crimes that casinos are doing for manipulating slot machines on a daily bases?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It is illegal for the casino to rig games in a way specific to some individual or jackpot, yes. But, the games are rigged the regular old legal way so any long time player is bound to be a loser. Look at the machines. They actually say on them things like "This slot pays out 97% of all wagers," which means it returns 97% of your money over time slowly eating you away until you have nothing.
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Q: May a judge instruct a jury to select a tech savvy juror to perform the duties of redacting audio from video evidence?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
I do not know the answer to this question off the top of my head, but it sounds seriously suspect. Great issue for appeal. I wouldn't be surprised to find out there is no law on this point yet since I have never heard of anyone even trying this.
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Q: In Ohio if someone has a restraining order against you can they come to your house and put an eviction notice?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
The restraining order restrains your friend, not the guy who went and got it
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Q: DO TRAFFIC TICKETS EXPIRE? I HAVE A BLOCK LISTED FROM 2006-2007 WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO GET A TEMP TAG FOR MY CAR

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
warrant blocks do not expire. Some of the court go through about every 10 years and clear out old ones they think won't ever lead to payment, but for the most part, its a good way to get people to pay up so they stay in place.
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Q: Is it legal for my landlord to give me a 30 day notice that my rent will increase $281/m?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
A month to month lease can be terminated by either landlord or tenant at the end of any month, by giving at least 30 days notice. If you and landlord cannot agree on the rent, either of you can terminate the lease.
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Q: 1yr at residence We've lost thousands of dollars because of bedbugs we didn't know about moving in can we Sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
You could sue, but the court would determine if the landlord had any liability. What does the lease say about paying for pest treatments? You can contact the local health department, which might issue an order to the landlord. If you give landlord written notice, you can then begin paying your rent on time each month into escrow with your local court. Check with the local court for the form and the process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to assist you.
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Q: My dad passed away and we want to sell the house do we need probate?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
If the deed to the house did not include any survivorship or Transfer on Death provisions, and he never executed and recorded a Transfer on Death affidavit, then the house is included in his probate estate, and the title can only transfer through the probate court. So perhaps the attorney who recommended probate was correct. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local probate attorney.
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Q: Non payment of rent

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local OK attorney to review the process required to sue for any unpaid rent or damages. Advise the tenant that even if you do not sue, you can make an adverse entry on the tenant's credit record, lowering their credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks credit.
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Q: If my x has been keeping my child away from me for 5 years what will happen I went and filled for custody

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
The court will consider all the facts and circumstances and determine what sort of custody arrangement is in the best interest of the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and advise you.
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Q: My husband gave away my female pup while I was working. I have a kennel license and was planning on breeding the pup.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Depending on the circumstances, the dog could have been considered marital property, and either spouse can sell marital property or give it away. You can sue your husband in small claims court, and the court will decide. In a divorce, the court would divide marital property.
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Q: If a domestic violence victim doesn't show up for trial do they usually drop the case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Not right away, or necessarily at all. An uncooperative victim is the eventual death of many DV prosecutions, but sometimes they have enough evidence without the victim and courts will generally give the prosecutor at least 2 shots at getting the victim to show up before considering dismissing the case.
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